Kent

Definitions

  • New Kent Gate
    New Kent Gate
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Kent a county in southeastern England on the English Channel; formerly an Anglo-Saxon kingdom, it was the first to be colonized by the Romans
    • n Kent United States painter noted for his woodcuts (1882-1971)
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Additional illustrations & photos:

His Royal Highness the Duke of Kent, K.B His Royal Highness the Duke of Kent, K.B
Hop-picking in Kent Hop-picking in Kent
Vanes near Dymchurch, Romney Marsh, Kent Vanes near Dymchurch, Romney Marsh, Kent

Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n Kent A long staff used by shepherds for leaping over ditches and brooks; a rough walking-stick; a pole.
    • n Kent See the extract.
    • Kent To propel, as a boat, by pushing with a kent or long pole against the bottom of a river; punt.
    • Kent To tilt or turn over (a whale) by means of a hook and tackle inserted into the kent.
    • Kent To propel a boat by pushing it with a kent.
    • Kent A dialectal preterit of ken.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Kent kent (Scot.) a pole, pike
    • v.i Kent to propel a boat by a pole
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Usage

In literature:

Bryan Faussett, of Heppington, Kent.
"Rambles of an Archaeologist Among Old Books and in Old Places" by Frederick William Fairholt
Parsons got up the whole affair, to revenge himself on a Mr. Kent.
"The Humbugs of the World" by P. T. Barnum
Edward, Duke of Kent 50 Son.
"The Political History of England - Vol XI" by George Brodrick
What about Lord Kent's only son, and his career?
"The Picture of Dorian Gray" by Oscar Wilde
Kent, still unrecognized by Lear, endeavors to persuade him to take refuge in a hovel.
"Tolstoy on Shakespeare" by Leo Tolstoy
And the dust that Sir Roger cast up at his horse-heels was in my Lord of Kent's eyes as thick as any man's.
"In Convent Walls" by Emily Sarah Holt
Kent, Sussex, and Essex were governed by rulers of his own family appointed by himself.
"A Student's History of England, v. 1 (of 3)" by Samuel Rawson Gardiner
William Caxton, to whom England owes the introduction of printing, was born, according to his own statement, in the Weald of Kent.
"Great Men and Famous Women. Vol. 5 of 8" by Various
In 1677, there were, in addition to these Roads, the Bristol Road and the Kent Road.
"The King's Post" by R. C. Tombs
There is an old story, that the county of Kent, on capitulating, made good conditions for itself.
"A History of England Principally in the Seventeenth Century, Volume I (of 6)" by Leopold von Ranke
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In poetry:

Then I faun' his tail creepin' roun' my waist,
Wi' mony a twist an' turn,
An' I kent that his face was near to my ain,
For my hair began to burn.
"Ledgie Cooper" by Alexander Anderson
Jeanie:
Ye should hae telt me that in time, Jamie,
Ye should hae telt me that lang syne, laddie,
For had I kent o' your fause heart,
Ye ne'er had gotten mine, laddie.
"Huntingtower" by Carolina Oliphant
My aul' neebour Johnnie had lang been awa',
Twa towmonds an' mair I kent naething ava
O' what he was daein', or whaur he had been,
Till he juist pappit in to our dwallin' yestreen.
"Neebour Johnnie's Complaint" by Janet Hamilton
Gowd 's no that scanty in ilk siller pock,
When ilka bit laddie maun hae his bit staigie;
But I kent the day when there was nae a Jock,
But trotted about upon honest shank's naigie.
"Old And New Times" by Alexander Boswell
In 't LAND VAN DE LIEFDE zijn allen gelijk:
Daar kent men geen stand en geen arm en geen rijk;
En ieder bezit er dien eenigen schat,
Die niet, als al 't aardsche, in een schuimbel verspat!
"Het Land Der Liefde" by Jan Jakob Lodewijk ten Kate
And he wended his way to his beautiful estate in Kent,
And many a happy day there he spent;
And he married the lovely daughter of John of Aire,
And they lived happy together, and free from all care.
"Jack o' the Cudgel" by William Topaz McGonagall

In news:

Jeff Voss (at far right hurdling at state) had the last word in his on-going 110-meter hurdle competition with ACGC's Kent Anderson.
"We have a car we're working on," Kent said at Phoenix International Raceway.
Kent State men's golf wins Towson Invitational.
The artist Corita Kent (1918-86) was born Frances Elizabeth Kent.
UP WITH PEOPLE "It's magical, how people know what to do with a place," says Fred Kent, arranging figures in a French model circus.
Jim Edmonds, Jeff Kent, Derek Jeter and Derek Lowe show their postseason emotions.
Cheered by several hundred supporters, Kent Couch and Fareed Lafta lifted off Saturday morning from a Shell gas station in Bend, OR.
Senators Chris Dodd (D-Conn.) and Kent Conrad (D-N. D.) are questioning the California Republican's motivations for investigating Countrywide Financial's VIP loan program, through which both of the Democrats received financing.
Not so for Kent Baumhover.
Judge dismisses suits against John Marshall , Kent.
Recent entries by Lisa Kent.
From the Kent County Law Enforcement Association.
Two Cincinnati-area football players to visit Kent State.
Coach Kest on Playing Kent State.
Mr and Mrs Kent Kidder of Follansbee announce the engagement of their daughter, Angela Marie, to Mark Ford, son of Sue Ford of Elkins and the late Henry Ford.
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In science:

Despite the obvious differences between the present paper and the approach of Dowker and Kent, there is a sense in which the conclusions complement each other.
Choice of Consistent Family, and Quantum Incompatibility
It is only fair to add that Dowker and Kent themselves show very little enthusiasm for their “many histories” interpretation .
Choice of Consistent Family, and Quantum Incompatibility
In recent work [19,20], Kent has stated that the consistent history approach cannot be taken seriously as a fundamental theory because it allows for what he calls “contrary inferences”.
Choice of Consistent Family, and Quantum Incompatibility
We shall show that the problem is not with consistent histories quantum theory as presented in CHQR and the present paper, but rather with Kent’s definition of “contrary”, which fails to take proper account of quantum incompatibility when it arises from violations of consistency conditions.
Choice of Consistent Family, and Quantum Incompatibility
VI D can be used to illustrate the central point of Kent’s argument. A particle can be in one of three states |Ai, |B i, or |C i, and the dynamics is trivial: |Ai 7→ |Ai, etc.
Choice of Consistent Family, and Quantum Incompatibility
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